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Conference displays students' academic, creative achievements

Student to showcase academics, creativity

BEMIDJI - Students will showcase their academic and creative achievements at Bemidji State University Wednesday during the 13th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Achievement Conference.

The conference is free and open to the public.

The all-day event will feature the work of nearly 200 students with presentations, performances, exhibits and poster sessions. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast in room 100 of Memorial Hall.

Hattie Kaufmann will present the keynote address, "Crossing Great Divides in Education."

Kaufmann, a former anchor on "The Early Show," was the first Native American journalist to file a report on a national network evening news broadcast.

Several events are planned, including a screening of Twin Cities Public Television's "First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language," a BSU Ceramics Club exhibition and a performance by the Kingbirg Singers.

The conference's closing celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the American Indian Resource Center. The last scheduled event will be the Beaver Film Festival at 7 p.m. in Hobson Memorial Union's Beaux Arts Ballroom.